Towards the end of September, National Treasury published a second batch of draft amendments to the Taxation Laws Amendment Bill (TLAB) for public comment. Included in the proposed changes are extensions to the Employment Tax Incentive (ETI) and the Learnership Tax Incentive, which are due to expire on the 31st December and 30th September 2016 respectively.
Is flexibility now a reality in the workplace? And is it really working? The assumption of control over one’s own time and deliverables does seem to be a great way to work and live, and it appears to be is a high priority for those entering the business world.
Decision makers in business, along with HR managers and recruitment consultants, are very much aware that employers are looking for guidance and ideas as to how to attract and retain, while new recruits are looking for career opportunities that are aligned with their lifestyle choices.
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It’s becoming easier. Technology enables working from anywhere. Go into any coffee shop and see the number of people working at laptops, holding meetings and sharing cell phone business conversations with the world at large…
But if you work for a corporate and are planning a big career, do the advantages of missing the daily commute and the noise and buzz of open plan space outweigh the disadvantages?
This topic seems a natural follow up to work / home integration.
Following an extensive shortlisting process Compass has been named as a finalist at the prestigious Payroll World Awards 2016 in the Implementation Project Award category.
Compass specialises in software implementation of people management solutions and is based in Windhoek, Namibia. They are a value added reseller for the Accsys range of products including Payroll, Time & Attendance software and hardware solutions. They also run a full outsourcing payroll bureau.
The winners will be announced on 3 November 2016 at the spectacular Hilton London Bankside venue.
Impossible to arrange? Or a much needed, occasional escape from reality...
Celebrating South African Women’s Month, always make me think about the practicalities and logistics of being a working mother.
I do love travelling, both business and pleasure. I am a B & B fan, and I try and stay in the same ones as often as I can. I have built up great relationships, and am really well looked after. I am also a bit of a security freak, so need to feel safe, years of living behind gates and burglar bars have had their impact.
"Will you be mom?" was a frequent request in my early boardroom days. Not to mention, "will you take the notes?"
Not sure why, but while the notes just bothered me a little, the tea request drove me crazy. Of course, I do make dreadful tea, so wasn't asked twice...
The advent of coffee machines and tablets has largely done away with those two, but my discussions with many women who are sitting on boards and excos today tells me that there is still a way to go for women to feel fully included.
Over the past few days I have been struck by the number of times I have had young women say to me "my dad said I should take the chance/could do it/ must try". Each time these ladies have been faced with a challenge, and based on the courage given them by their fathers, they have stepped up to the plate. Successfully.
And I wonder if these dads recognise the incredible freedom that they have given their daughters?